Victoria in July 2013 - Record Breaking Heat

July 2013 in Victoria was characterised by:

  • The hottest average July daytime temperatures on record around Melbourne
  • The hottest average July night-time temperatures on record at some stations
  • Mixed rainfall totals across the State.

Rainfall

Rainfall totals for July were mixed. Parts of south-western, central and north-eastern Victoria recorded above average rainfall while there were very much below average totals in parts of Gippsland. A couple of stations in East Gippsland had their lowest total July rainfall on record. The wettest station overall was Harrietville with 304.9 mm and the wettest single day was the 19th when Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) recorded 81.6 mm. Some stations, mostly in north-eastern parts of the State, had their highest total July rainfall on record and others their highest July daily rainfall on record. There is a map of rainfall deciles below.

Temperature

The warmest station on average (combined maximum and minimum temperatures) was Point Hicks (Lighthouse) with 12.6 C whilst the coolest on average was Mount Hotham with -1.1 C.

Maximum temperature

Parts of Gippsland and the Central District had their hottest average July daytimes on record. Most of the State recorded average daytime temperatures 1-2 C warmer than is usual for July. The Mallee, North Central and South West districts observed daytime temperatures very much above average. The hottest day was the 28th when Mildura Airport recorded 23.4 C but many stations, including Melbourne Regional Office, recorded their highest July temperature on record on the 18th. Mildura Airport recorded the warmest days on average with 17.3 C whilst Mount Hotham recorded the coolest with 0.5 C. The coldest day was the 21st when Mount Hotham recorded -4.6 C. Some sites had their highest July mean daily maximum temperature on record. There is a map of maximum temperature anomalies below.

Minimum temperature

Parts of the Wimmera, East Gippsland and Central districts had their hottest average July night-times on record. Average night-time temperatures were 2-3 C warmer than is usual for July in some eastern parts of the State but elsewhere they were mostly 1-2 C warmer. The Northern Country, North East, Central and North Central districts observed night-time temperatures very much above average. The coldest night was the 11th when Mount Hotham recorded -6.5 C and Mount Hotham also recorded the coolest nights on average with -2.8 C. Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse recorded the warmest nights on average with 9.8 C. The warmest night was the 19th when Point Hicks (Lighthouse) recorded 15.3 C. Some stations had their highest July mean daily minimum temperature on record while many more observed their warmest July night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record on the 19th. There is a map of minimum temperature anomalies below.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 133 km/h, recorded at Mount Buller on the 5th,.

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Extremes in July 2013
Hottest day 23.4 C at Mildura Airport on the 28th
Warmest days on average 17.3 C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 0.5 C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -4.6 C at Mount Hotham on the 21st
Coldest night -6.5 C at Mount Hotham on the 11th
Coolest nights on average -2.8 C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 9.8 C at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
Warmest night 15.3 C at Point Hicks (Lighthouse) on the 19th
Warmest on average overall 12.6 C at Point Hicks (Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall -1.1 C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 304.9 mm at Harrietville
Wettest day 81.6 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) on the 19th
Highest wind gust 133 km/h at Mount Buller on the 5th

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles


Record highest July daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in July 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for July
Years of
record
Edi Upper 66.4 on the 19th 63.2 on the 24th in 2003 28
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 31.4 on the 20th 29.0 on the 21st in 2000 18
Stawell Aerodrome 28.2 on the 14th 24.8 on the 4th in 2007 18
Acheron River @ Taggerty 46.4 on the 19th 30.0 on the 8th in 1974 17
Merton (Enderlee) 66.6 on the 19th 47.6 on the 24th in 2003 13
Barwon Downs (Gerangamete) 26.0 on the 14th 18.2 on the 1st in 2008 12
Greta West 40.0 on the 19th 36.6 on the 11th in 2012 10
Jamieson Licola Rd 35.2 on the 19th 35.1 on the 25th in 2004 10
Kanagulk 36.6 on the 14th 19.0 on the 3rd in 2011 10
Stump Hill (Barjarg) 54.6 on the 19th 37.0 on the 11th in 2012 10



Record highest total July rainfall
Total rainfall
for July 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 219.0 163.8 in 1984 32 110.9
Falls Creek 205.2 125.4 in 1998 21 84.3
Mount Hotham 292.4 197.2 in 1998 19 139.8
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 180.4 156.8 in 2009 18 97.0
Eildon Fire Tower 107.0 99.6 in 2008 18 69.0
Horsham Aerodrome 65.4 62.0 in 2009 16 42.7
Euroa (Castle Ck at Telford Bridge) 107.4 89.0 in 2003 13 60.3
Gooram (Hillside) 135.0 123.4 in 2003 13 77.9
Gooram (Morella) 142.2 125.2 in 2003 13 85.1
Holland Ck at Wrightley 170.2 169.0 in 2008 13 115.4
Merton (Enderlee) 164.8 105.4 in 2008 13 74.8
Seven Creeks at D/S Polly McQuinns Weir 143.4 140.8 in 2009 13 80.8
Tolmie (Mount Tabletop Repeater) 174.2 159.0 in 2008 13 94.2
Willowmavin (Avalon Station) 117.0 98.0 in 2010 13 72.2
Broadford (Kilmore North) 94.8 88.6 in 2008 11 63.1
Goulburn River @ Seymour 90.0 88.6 in 2008 11 58.1
Nhill Aerodrome 61.8 45.6 in 2008 11 35.5
Avoca River at Archdale Junction 56.2 46.0 in 2006 10 33.1
Glencairn (Barkly River (Glenview)) 112.4 91.8 in 2008 10 72.2
Kanagulk 121.2 76.2 in 2011 10 62.0
Mollisons Ck at Pyalong 95.2 80.0 in 2011 10 64.0
Stump Hill (Barjarg) 134.2 107.0 in 2012 10 80.0



Record lowest total July rainfall
Total rainfall
for July 2013 (mm)
Previous driest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Cann River 14.6 15.7 in 1976 40 82.8
Orbost 14.2 18.4 in 2010 13 60.4



Record highest July temperature
Highest temperature
in July 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Melbourne Regional Office 23.3 on the 18th 23.1 on the 30th in 1975 159 13.5
Scoresby Research Institute 22.2 on the 18th 21.6 on the 28th in 1975 47 13.0
Wonthaggi 21.0 on the 18th = 21.0 on the 28th in 1975 46 13.5
Essendon Airport 21.9 on the 18th 18.9 on the 20th in 1950 44 13.0
Moorabbin Airport 23.1 on the 18th 22.5 on the 30th in 1975 41 13.6
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 23.1 on the 18th 20.3 on the 7th in 1994 31 13.3
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 21.8 on the 18th 19.3 on the 10th in 1994 29 13.6
Wangaratta Aero 20.0 on the 18th 19.0 on the 25th in 1989 27 12.9
Edi Upper 19.4 on the 18th 18.4 on the 10th in 2001 26 11.9
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 22.5 on the 18th 20.1 on the 6th in 1994 24 13.3
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 22.0 on the 18th 20.2 on the 21st in 2009 24 13.1
Aireys Inlet 20.6 on the 18th 19.4 on the 8th in 1994 22 13.3
Cerberus 21.9 on the 18th 19.6 on the 7th in 1994 22 13.6
Frankston AWS 22.4 on the 18th 18.9 on the 21st in 2009 22 12.8
Rhyll 19.3 on the 18th = 19.3 on the 7th in 1994 22 13.2
Sheoaks 20.8 on the 18th 19.3 on the 7th in 1994 22 12.2
Albury Airport AWS 20.5 on the 18th 18.6 on the 25th in 1997 21 13.1
Gelantipy 16.4 on the 18th 15.9 on the 31st in 2001 21 9.5
Mallacoota 21.9 on the 29th 21.2 on the 26th in 2007 21 14.8
Redesdale 18.5 on the 18th 16.9 on the 13th in 2002 21 11.9
Mount Moornapa 20.4 on the 18th 19.4 on the 21st in 2009 20 11.9
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 16.4 on the 18th 14.2 on the 31st in 2005 20 9.0
Avalon Airport 22.5 on the 18th 21.4 on the 21st in 2009 19 14.0
Coldstream 22.5 on the 18th 18.9 on the 21st in 2009 19 13.2
Eildon Fire Tower 17.2 on the 18th 15.0 on the 25th in 2007 18 9.1
Shepparton Airport 20.6 on the 18th 19.2 on the 10th in 2001 18 13.3
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 19.3 on the 18th 17.4 on the 21st in 2009 14 11.6
Viewbank 22.1 on the 18th 19.9 on the 21st in 2009 14 13.9



Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Melbourne Regional Office 15.9 15.7 in 1975 158 13.5
Scoresby Research Institute 15.0 14.5 in 1994 55 13.0
Wonthaggi 14.8 = 14.8 in 1999 45 13.5
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.9 15.5 in 1975 44 14.1
Essendon Airport 14.9 14.4 in 2005 43 13.0
Moorabbin Airport 15.6 15.2 in 1975 40 13.6
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 15.2 14.6 in 2002 30 13.3
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 14.9 14.7 in 1993 29 13.6
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 14.8 14.5 in 1999 23 13.3
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 14.4 = 14.4 in 1994 23 13.1
Aireys Inlet 14.3 = 14.3 in 1999 21 13.3
Cerberus 14.8 14.6 in 1994 21 13.6
Frankston AWS 14.2 14.0 in 1999 21 12.8
Mortlake Racecourse 13.9 13.8 in 1994 21 12.9
Rhyll 14.4 = 14.4 in 1994 21 13.2
Sheoaks 13.7 13.5 in 1994 21 12.2
Hunters Hill 8.7 8.5 in 2010 20 7.3
Combienbar AWS 13.1 12.6 in 2002 19 11.1
Mount Moornapa 13.7 13.1 in 2009 19 11.9
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.2 9.9 in 2002 19 9.0
Avalon Airport 15.7 15.6 in 2002 18 14.0
Coldstream 15.2 14.2 in 1999 18 13.2
Mount Nowa Nowa 14.6 14.5 in 2005 17 12.9
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 12.9 12.2 in 2005 13 11.6
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 7.7 7.6 in 2001 13 6.3
Viewbank 15.1 14.9 in 2002 13 13.9



Record highest July daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in July 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Melbourne Regional Office 14.3 on the 19th = 14.3 on the 1st in 1903 159 6.0
Rutherglen Research 13.1 on the 19th 13.0 on the 31st in 1975 96 2.0
Laverton RAAF 13.6 on the 19th 13.4 on the 28th in 1975 70 5.0
Gabo Island Lighthouse 14.9 on the 19th 14.2 on the 6th in 1988 57 8.2
Ballarat Aerodrome 10.2 on the 14th 9.4 on the 21st in 1981 55 3.2
Mangalore Airport 12.4 on the 19th = 12.4 on the 30th in 1975 55 3.1
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 12.5 on the 19th 12.3 on the 30th in 1975 49 2.9
Kyabram 12.2 on the 19th 12.0 on the 30th in 1975 48 3.0
Scoresby Research Institute 14.0 on the 19th 12.9 on the 28th in 2002 47 5.8
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.3 on the 19th 15.0 on the 31st in 1975 45 8.2
Essendon Airport 13.2 on the 19th 11.8 on the 1st in 1966 44 5.2
Melbourne Airport 12.7 on the 19th = 12.7 on the 28th in 1975 44 5.4
Warracknabeal Museum 11.5 on the 19th 10.8 on the 30th in 1975 41 3.8
Strathbogie 9.8 on the 15th 9.5 on the 28th in 1975 37 1.6
Dartmouth Reservoir 11.2 on the 19th 9.3 on the 6th in 1998 35 2.2
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 12.9 on the 19th 12.5 on the 21st in 2009 31 5.5
Hamilton Airport 11.3 on the 14th 10.6 on the 8th in 1988 31 4.3
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 14.0 on the 19th 12.6 on the 5th in 1994 27 6.8
Wangaratta Aero 13.5 on the 19th 11.5 on the 8th in 1988 27 2.4
Edi Upper 11.5 on the 18th 11.0 on the 6th in 1988 26 3.5
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 13.5 on the 19th 12.4 on the 26th in 2007 24 6.1
Aireys Inlet 12.1 on the 2nd 12.0 on the 10th in 2001 22 7.3
Bendigo Airport 11.3 on the 19th 10.2 on the 1st in 2005 22 2.5
Cerberus 13.9 on the 19th 12.1 on the 21st in 2009 22 6.2
Falls Creek 3.6 on the 19th 2.8 on the 16th in 1992 22 -3.0
Frankston AWS 13.4 on the 19th 12.9 on the 21st in 2009 22 7.9
Mortlake Racecourse 11.3 on the 19th 10.5 on the 17th in 2006 22 4.5
Rhyll 13.4 on the 19th 12.4 on the 21st in 2009 22 8.1
Albury Airport AWS 13.5 on the 19th 12.3 on the 14th in 1999 21 3.0
Gelantipy 9.3 on the 19th 8.4 on the 6th in 1998 21 2.1
Hunters Hill 8.8 on the 19th 7.0 on the 29th in 2002 21 1.9
Mallacoota 14.2 on the 19th 13.5 on the 8th in 1993 21 6.2
Redesdale 10.7 on the 19th 10.6 on the 3rd in 1993 21 3.0
Yarrawonga 13.5 on the 19th 10.2 on the 26th in 2005 21 3.4
Combienbar AWS 11.0 on the 19th 10.9 on the 6th in 1994 20 4.8
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 9.4 on the 19th 8.2 on the 11th in 1999 20 4.0
Avalon Airport 12.9 on the 19th 11.1 on the 26th in 2005 19 5.0
Coldstream 12.7 on the 19th 12.2 on the 21st in 2009 19 3.7
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 13.1 on the 2nd 13.0 on the 10th in 2001 18 8.4
Eildon Fire Tower 9.3 on the 19th 9.2 on the 10th in 2001 18 3.8
Shepparton Airport 12.3 on the 19th 10.5 on the 26th in 2005 18 3.2
Stawell Aerodrome 10.9 on the 14th 9.8 on the 17th in 2006 18 4.1
Swan Hill Aerodrome 12.6 on the 14th 10.5 on the 1st in 2005 17 3.6
Horsham Aerodrome 11.2 on the 14th 9.0 on the 16th in 2008 16 3.2
Mount Baw Baw 3.5 on the 15th 3.2 on the 17th in 2006 15 -1.6
Warrnambool Airport NDB 11.7 on the 19th 11.3 on the 17th in 2006 15 5.5
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 10.7 on the 19th 10.1 on the 17th in 2006 14 5.3
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 6.2 on the 19th 4.1 on the 23rd in 2003 14 -1.8
Viewbank 13.5 on the 19th 12.0 on the 21st in 2009 14 5.8
Orbost 11.1 on the 19th 10.8 on the 11th in 2006 13 5.5
Nhill Aerodrome 12.0 on the 14th 10.4 on the 17th in 2006 11 4.4



Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for July 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Melbourne Regional Office 8.4 = 8.4 in 2005 158 6.0
Essendon Airport 7.2 6.7 in 2005 43 5.2
Melbourne Airport 7.0 6.7 in 1975 43 5.4
Bendigo Airport 4.2 3.6 in 1996 21 2.5
Cerberus 7.1 = 7.1 in 2005 21 6.2
Albury Airport AWS 5.2 4.9 in 1996 20 3.0
Gelantipy 3.3 2.9 in 2009 20 2.1
Hunters Hill 3.5 2.9 in 2001 20 1.9
Redesdale 4.6 4.2 in 2001 20 3.0
Combienbar AWS 6.3 6.0 in 2005 19 4.8
Mount Moornapa 6.4 6.1 in 2001 19 5.2
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 5.1 = 5.1 in 2001 19 4.0
Avalon Airport 6.1 5.9 in 1999 18 5.0
Eildon Fire Tower 5.1 4.8 in 1999 17 3.8
Mount Nowa Nowa 7.1 6.9 in 2005 17 5.9
Shepparton Airport 4.7 4.3 in 2006 17 3.2
Stawell Aerodrome 5.2 5.1 in 1999 17 4.1
Horsham Aerodrome 4.3 4.2 in 2009 15 3.2
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) -0.1 -1.0 in 2000 13 -1.8
Viewbank 6.6 6.5 in 2005 13 5.8
Nhill Aerodrome 5.9 5.2 in 2009 10 4.4


Summary statistics for July 2013
Maximum temperatures
for July
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2013
Mean for
July
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2013
Total for
July
2013
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2013
Fraction of
July
average
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 14.4 +1.3 20.5 18th 5.2 +2.2 -0.5 9th 73.0 67.4 average 108%
Hume Reservoir 14.0 +1.8 20.3 18th 6.4 +2.5 2.2 25th 77.6 76.8 average 101%
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 17.3 +1.9 23.4 28th 4.7 +0.4 -1.9 10th 13.6 26.0 low 52%
Ouyen (Post Office) 16.5 +1.4 22.6 28th 5.3 +1.0 0.5 10th 21.2 30.8 low 69%
Walpeup Research 15.8 +1.2 22.1 28th 5.9 +1.1 1.6 21st 25.0 32.7 average 76%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 15.5 20.6 28th 4.2 -1.7 9th 31.4 27.3 high 115%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 15.8 +1.2 19.8 28th 4.2 +0.6 -1.1 9th 16.0 28.3 low 57%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 14.3 +0.3 17.7 14th 5.9 +1.5 0.7 9th 61.8 35.5 highest 174%
Warracknabeal Museum 14.7 +0.7 18.0 18th 5.1 +1.3 -1.0 9th 56.7 40.6 high 140%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 14.0 16.9 28th 5.9 -0.4 9th 115.4
Grampians (Mount William) 5.9 10.4 24th 2.0 -1.8 21st 239.2
Horsham Aerodrome 14.2 +0.6 17.3 1st 4.3 +1.1 -2.2 10th 65.4 42.7 highest 153%
Kanagulk 13.6 16.7 2nd 5.4 -2.0 10th 121.2 62.0 highest 195%
Longerenong 14.2 +1.0 17.7 1st 4.4 +1.0 -2.2 10th 64.0 43.0 high 149%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 8.3 12.0 18th 3.6 -0.5 21st 88.0
Stawell Aerodrome 12.7 +0.2 16.0 18th 5.2 +1.1 -0.8 10th 82.8 57.2 high 145%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 14.3 17.5 29th 4.1 -1.8 9th 45.0 38.6 high 117%
Echuca Aerodrome 14.8 +1.3 22.2 18th 4.8 +1.0 -1.3 25th 46.7 41.1 average 114%
Kerang 15.3 +1.2 20.6 18th 4.7 +0.7 -0.5 9th 31.0 35.4 average 88%
Kyabram 14.3 +1.2 21.3 18th 4.8 +1.8 -1.3 25th 64.0 43.7 high 146%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 13.4 +0.9 19.5 18th 4.2 +1.7 -2.1 9th 77.2 54.3 high 142%
Shepparton Airport 14.0 +0.7 20.6 18th 4.7 +1.5 -1.6 9th 56.0 42.1 high 133%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 14.0 +1.0 20.7 18th 4.5 +1.6 -1.3 9th 67.6 48.4 high 140%
Yarrawonga 14.3 +0.8 19.8 18th 4.8 +1.4 -2.3 9th 38.4 46.9 average 82%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 14.2 20.2 18th 4.8 -1.1 25th 79.6
Corryong Airport 13.1 19.0 18th 2.7 -2.6 9th 99.2
Dartmouth Reservoir 13.1 +1.4 18.0 18th 4.1 +1.9 -0.5 25th 173.2 113.5 high 153%
Hunters Hill 8.7 +1.4 13.4 18th 3.5 +1.6 -0.8 21st 170.6 154.5 average 110%
Rutherglen Research 14.0 +1.6 19.4 18th 3.5 +1.5 -2.9 9th 72.6 62.1 average 117%
Strathbogie 10.9 +0.7 17.7 18th 3.5 +1.9 -2.6 10th 118.0 122.9 average 96%
Wangaratta Aero 14.0 +1.1 20.0 18th 4.3 +1.9 -2.5 9th 59.0 66.3 average 89%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 7.7 +1.4 12.2 18th -0.1 +1.7 -5.2 9th 98.2 66.9 high 147%
Falls Creek 2.1 +1.0 7.0 18th -1.4 +1.6 -5.9 9th 205.2 84.3 highest 243%
Mount Buller 2.1 +0.7 6.7 18th -1.6 +1.1 -5.8 9th 127.8 162.4 low 79%
Mount Hotham 0.5 +0.6 5.4 18th -2.8 +0.9 -6.5 11th 292.4 139.8 highest 209%
Omeo 11.8 16.8 18th 1.2 -5.6 9th 53.0
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 13.1 +2.0 18.3 29th 6.3 +1.5 1.8 25th 9.2 73.9 v low 12%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 15.8 +1.7 19.6 29th 9.1 +0.9 5.3 21st 14.4 85.5 v low 17%
Gelantipy 11.0 +1.5 16.4 18th 3.3 +1.2 -0.7 11th 15.8 56.7 v low 28%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 16.1 22.1 19th 6.2 0.0 12th 23.4
Mallacoota 16.0 +1.2 21.9 29th 6.4 +0.2 1.3 22nd 26.2 79.3 v low 33%
Mount Nowa Nowa 14.6 +1.7 18.9 15th 7.1 +1.2 3.0 21st 17.4 60.3 v low 29%
Orbost 16.0 +1.1 22.4 19th 6.0 +0.5 1.6 26th 14.2 60.4 lowest 24%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.9 +1.8 22.5 19th 9.3 +1.1 5.9 11th 31.7 96.7 v low 33%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 15.8 +1.3 21.0 19th 4.9 +1.0 -0.8 11th 12.4 48.0 v low 26%
East Sale Airport 15.2 +1.4 20.1 29th 3.9 +0.7 -1.2 11th 21.0 40.8 low 51%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 14.9 +1.3 19.7 29th 4.1 +0.4 -1.6 9th 49.2 63.6 average 77%
Mount Baw Baw 2.9 +0.8 8.1 18th -0.9 +0.7 -4.5 21st 159.2 146.1 average 109%
Mount Moornapa 13.7 +1.8 20.4 18th 6.4 +1.2 2.2 25th 29.6 57.0 low 52%
Pound Creek 14.8 19.7 18th 6.6 -0.7 10th 81.0
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 14.4 +1.3 22.0 18th 5.3 +0.6 1.3 11th 46.1 62.5 low 74%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 13.5 +1.3 17.1 18th 9.8 +1.4 5.7 5th 197.4 122.1 high 162%
Yarram Airport 15.3 19.1 29th 5.2 -1.5 11th 40.4
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 15.2 +1.9 23.1 18th 6.7 +1.2 -1.0 10th 56.5 49.6 average 114%
Cerberus 14.8 +1.2 21.9 18th 7.1 +0.9 -0.9 10th 56.8 72.7 low 78%
Coldstream 15.2 +2.0 22.5 18th 4.5 +0.8 -4.2 10th 55.6 62.2 average 89%
Coldstream Comparison 15.2 22.6 18th 4.4 -4.3 10th 55.6
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 14.8 +1.5 22.5 18th 7.3 +1.2 1.0 10th 69.4 68.5 average 101%
Essendon Airport 14.9 +1.9 21.9 18th 7.2 +2.0 -0.8 10th 50.6 43.6 average 116%
Ferny Creek 11.2 18.2 18th 6.3 2.5 21st 83.2
Frankston AWS 14.2 +1.4 22.4 18th 8.8 +0.9 3.2 10th
Melbourne Airport 14.7 +1.6 21.3 18th 7.0 +1.6 1.7 10th 36.4 35.5 average 103%
Melbourne Regional Office 15.9 +2.4 23.3 18th 8.4 +2.4 3.1 9th 60.8 47.7 high 127%
Moorabbin Airport 15.6 +2.0 23.1 18th 7.2 +1.1 -1.7 10th 62.0 61.8 average 100%
Rhyll 14.4 +1.2 19.3 18th 8.9 +0.8 5.3 10th 66.0 65.3 average 101%
Scoresby Research Institute 15.0 +2.0 22.2 18th 7.1 +1.3 0.2 31st 64.6 73.6 average 88%
Viewbank 15.1 +1.2 22.1 18th 6.6 +0.8 0.1 31st 49.8 50.5 average 99%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.2 +1.2 16.4 18th 5.1 +1.1 1.3 21st 86.0 62.3 high 138%
Wonthaggi 14.8 +1.3 21.0 18th 7.6 +1.5 3.0 10th 124.2 98.8 high 126%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 15.7 +1.7 22.5 18th 6.1 +1.1 -1.5 10th 53.4 38.1 high 140%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 15.2 21.8 18th 7.1 0.2 10th 49.6
Laverton RAAF 15.3 +1.6 21.4 18th 6.8 +1.8 -0.1 10th 47.6 38.7 high 123%
Sheoaks 13.7 +1.5 20.8 18th 5.9 +0.9 -1.0 25th 54.6 39.4 high 139%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 12.8 +1.1 19.5 18th 4.5 +1.7 -1.5 9th 75.9 61.3 average 124%
Eildon Fire Tower 10.5 +1.4 17.2 18th 5.1 +1.3 1.1 9th 107.0 69.0 highest 155%
Lake Eildon 13.5 +1.6 20.5 18th 5.1 +1.6 -1.0 10th 134.0 93.9 high 143%
Mangalore Airport 13.4 +0.9 20.3 18th 5.2 +2.1 -2.0 25th 83.6 58.4 high 143%
Maryborough 13.0 +0.8 17.5 18th 4.2 +0.8 -1.4 10th 83.2 53.9 high 154%
Redesdale 12.7 +0.8 18.5 18th 4.6 +1.6 -1.3 25th 92.6 65.8 high 141%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 12.8 +1.1 17.2 18th 4.7 +1.4 -3.2 10th 67.4 62.9 average 107%
Ballarat Aerodrome 11.4 +1.4 16.6 18th 3.7 +0.5 -4.3 9th 73.0 66.5 average 110%
Westmere 13.2 17.2 18th 4.9 -2.8 9th 64.0
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 14.3 +1.0 20.6 18th 8.1 +0.8 4.9 5th 87.0 67.8 high 128%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 14.4 +0.6 17.6 3rd 8.7 +0.3 3.9 9th 180.4 97.0 highest 186%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 14.2 +1.2 21.2 18th 9.1 +1.6 5.2 21st 142.8 105.6 high 135%
Casterton 13.7 16.8 15th 6.2 -2.5 9th 108.8
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 12.9 +1.3 19.3 18th 6.1 +0.8 2.7 7th 79.8 56.7 high 141%
Dartmoor 14.0 16.7 2nd 5.9 -1.9 9th 122.6
Hamilton Airport 13.0 +0.9 16.8 17th 5.7 +1.4 -2.1 9th 84.0 68.9 average 122%
Mortlake Racecourse 13.9 +1.0 17.1 2nd 5.5 +1.0 -2.6 9th 66.8 62.6 average 107%
Port Fairy AWS 14.8 +0.6 18.1 18th 7.2 +0.2 1.4 9th 131.0 92.5 high 142%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 13.8 +0.7 16.9 2nd 6.9 +0.7 0.7 9th 219.0 110.9 highest 197%
Portland NTC AWS 14.2 17.0 3rd 8.3 2.9 9th
Warrnambool Airport NDB 14.1 +0.6 17.0 18th 5.9 +0.4 -0.3 9th 81.4 82.0 average 99%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Victoria using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Thursday 1 August 2013. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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